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Grateful Dead Live at Portland Meadows on 1995-05-29

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Grateful Dead Live at Portland Meadows on 1995-05-29


Topics Chris Larson


Set 1

Good Times
Jack-A-Roe
Walkin' Blues
Dire Wolf
Black Throated Wind
Tennessee Jed
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2

Shakedown Street
Looks Like Rain
Samba In The Rain ->
Terrapin Station ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Last Time ->
Days Between ->
Sugar Magnolia

Encore
Liberty


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Portland Meadows
Location Portland, OR

Source Audience FOB: Schoeps CMC6 & MK21 > DAT(48kHz)
Lineage DAT(48kHz) >ZA2 > Samplitude 2496
Transferred by Chris Larson

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Reviewer: ashratempel - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 16, 2016
Subject: my only west coast show
well, I also saw Robert Hunter at the Portland Art Museum, but...I moved to Portland in 1994. Saw lots of Chicago area shows from 1986-1993. I think it was pretty hot out here, there were showers in back area. I was glad I got to see Chuck Berry. I don't remember much about the show except my friend had to do some mechanical work on his van to get us out later. I enjoyed myself, that's for certain. :( last show.
Reviewer: Dave Siebert - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 29, 2015
Subject: 30th Anniversary Tour
Of course, i was there! Good show.Great sound.Listen Loud & #dontletgo :}
Reviewer: Josiah Babcock - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 29, 2013
Subject: No Teleprompters!
As a die-hard rail rat, I was lucky enough to be front row for lots of shows in the darkening days of Jerryoke with teleprompters on the stage. For whatever reason, they didn't have them this particular day in Portland, and Jerry was a confident as I saw him that year. There are some great moments - Dire Wolf, BT Wind and Music are solid. Jerry is positively GROWLING during the Shakedown and this is the finest Looks Like Rain I got to see, complete with Jerry on the "magic wand" (an octave-bending pedal) which absolutely lit up my body as he played it this day :-) I'd skip the Samba and the Terrapin, Jerry lapsed hard during the final chorus and missed the "TERRAPINs" but the Days and Sugar Mags are solid. 4 stars for being a light in the darkness and 5 stars for the Looks Like Rain!!!!
Reviewer: zzzboxofrainzzz - - May 29, 2012
Subject: Better than anything on the summer tour!!
While no searing Jerry leads, still some decent playing. And good tempo on tunes like Jack-A-Roe and Direwolf and Shakedown. Actually think Jerry's Shakedown lead sounds more like early 90's than '94 or '95. At the end of the day, a very "listenable" show - - which is more than I can say for the 7 train wrecks I saw on the summer tour!!

As is my usual, not going to give a rating as I do not feel qualified to rate a show I wasn't at. Need to know the intangibles/vibe, etc. to really rate a Dead show. Will just say, musically it is stronger than anything over the summer of '95 and as good as some of the better shows I caught in '94.
Reviewer: jgb1995 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 26, 2012
Subject: CALL FOR HELP !!!
SOMEBODY CALL FOR HELP .... THE GRATEFUL DEAD IS ON FIRE ....... SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET SHOW !!!!!
Reviewer: Rev Master Dude Croz - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2011
Subject: Adios amigos
This was my last Grateful Dead show at the end of a five night run in Seattle and Portland. I had fun, but the band was no longer fully holding my attention. Walking toward the river from the venue after the show I said to my buddy, "I think I'm done. I don't need to see anymore Dead shows." This was after touring on and off since the '70's. Little did I know at the moment that it really would be my last. I actually felt guilty for saying it after Jerry passed.

Now, sixteen years later, I am as excited as ever to see Furthur at Red Rocks next week. The spirit lives on, and despite my own age, I phil it getting stronger. Compare this Portland show with Furthur Eugene 9/25/11. Not much comparison.

Take care of your health, kids. It makes a difference to us all.
Reviewer: E.R.C. Iceman! - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2011
Subject: Good all around.
Band sounds really good for 1995! Great recording too!!!
Reviewer: wildcataggie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 23, 2011
Subject: Sweet, especially Terrapin to Liberty
Very nice FOB recording of a strong effort in the waning days. Not a lot extra special early on but the playing holds together and Music Never stops points towards lift-off. You can tell the ideas are there for Jerry, though the technique is somewhat inhibited (Everybody's a critic!) Shakedown is too rambling for my taste (East Coast head)but I really dig the set from Terrapin through the end. Not rushed, nicely paced. Fitting for the time and place, it tends to be somber and reflective on Jerry's behalf, but he pulls out a pretty rockin' Liberty encore. Days Between is a very nice showcase for Vince's piano skills and he has nice flourishes throughout. Sugar Mag - say no more - Bobby does justice. Vocally, Jerry is warm and expressive and he was nailing the lyrics! Thanks to the taper for sharing this - a very sweet memory of the laid back West Coast scene!
Reviewer: JerryInRed - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 23, 2011
Subject: tightly exhausted
This show has many special meanings to me. For one it was my first and only "holy grail of shows"...to be followed by no other. Before the show this 19 year old kid got thrown into a game that was WAYYY too heavy for this 4th show head. During the Dire Wolf I ate my supper. Feeling as though this was played because right before christmas I had almost got shot (my friend saved my life and got shot, but that's another story).....things started to heat up with the black throated wind. The Tennesee Jed that followed had my mind keenly situated on my STRANGE situation and started my thinking of how I was going to deal post show. Then the band were full on lighting us up during TMNS to end the first set in the right light. After a hot daytime setlbreak, the Thunderous Phil Lesh unleashed the beast on the crowd with a 20+ minute Shakedown....(although I like to think it was highly targeted anger twards my ex girlfriend for the good of society). It was as if the vibe I got from the Tennesse Jed was sealed in this monstrous shakedown. Thank God, Thank you Jerry!!!! (who was wearing red at this show)I kept thinking that the band was going to go into a "misplaced" US Blues, but went for the more likely choice in LLRain, after kicking around some ideas between songs. This went straight into Samba reminding me once again that I had been chosen as a live one for sho this day......now I'm thinking back to the unmentioned Tom Thumbs........it was as this show was a HUGE message/warning about the days and weeks to come.....but I kept a smile up and throughout, while constantly thinking all of the possible outcomes, while currently thinking 13 steps ahead..........yes, guys, and it's 2011 and I've been here ever since......I think a Two-Djinn would have fit in nice right here if the full idea would have blossemed during Jerry's days here on Earth. I'm sure he had a good luck purple bic in his pockets for this one..........I really wonder what lit up phil 20 minutes before showtime..........(probably some crazy nice glass) The rest of the show was great, but more of a blur. All I can do is thank GOD that Jerry was the captain, and the valuables didn't get thrown out with the trash this day/show......I didn't know at the time specifically what "Jerry in Red" meant, but in less words I knew.....From Deadbase "A funny thinng to note is that there was not ONE arrest as a result of this dead show" After the show I played my cards right and instead of life I got a grey t shirt and was on my way down to shoreline to sell the rest of my heinekens so that we'd have just enough gas money to jump off this train.........(the first show of the tour in vegas Jerry Sung during Lucy is the sky......."imagine yourself on a train in a river"....a wrong note is often the right note indead Jerry!
"well, well well, YOU CAN NEVER TELL".....Jerry was indeed a fine judge of character, and this show gave me alot to leave with (not phisically, but spiritually)-slim djiinn
Reviewer: misterplaia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 26, 2010
Subject: good stuff
smokin BTW, and Phil was Phil on the TTB. Overall a good show - hey, it was 95, that being said, a very good show.
Reviewer: Burnt Rich - - May 29, 2009
Subject: Latter Day Saint of Circumsatnce
Sassy, energetic show , considering all the negative circumstance surrounding the summer of 95. Stunning FOB. First set is one of the best of the last they left us with.
Reviewer: johnknee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2009
Subject: killer FOB
Say what you want about '95, this was a fun day and this is a sweet recording of it. Muchas gracias to the taper (and all tapers everywhere).
Reviewer: kochman - - October 23, 2008
Subject: Review the Show or Source
Hey Douchebag... review the show! Or the source! Or both! Not some off the cuff crap Bob winged out while high as a kite.
Reviewer: moscowocom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 2, 2008
Subject: True now as ever
At the end of "crowd" before the encore, Bobby says, "Did I hear someone say 'fuck the christian right?'"

I was at the show and remember that classic line. I hadn't ever heard one of the Dead say something so confrontational, yet completely understandable.

14 years later, look what the christian right has done to our country, and our world!

Jesus was a hippy, for Christ's sake! I think I've seen him walking the parking lot at a show before! The christian right needs to get a grip on reality, and compassion, before they'll ever resemble JC.
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